Dell Venue 7

Released October, 2013
  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
Gaming performance is decent for simple mobile games, but larger games take longer to load.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
7.5 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Dell Venue 7

Performance

Processing power and speed

Venue 7
6.7
Venue 8
8.4
Passmark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Venue 7
n.d.
Venue 8
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Venue 7
7.0
Venue 8
7.0
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Venue 7
8.7
Venue 8
8.6
Reviews from reviews.cnet.com

7.5

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Venue 7
7.5
Venue 8
8.0

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Dell Venue 7

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Venue 7
3,221
Venue 8
6,412

Reviews Word on the street for the Dell Venue 7


6.3
Text on the screen looked sharp and readable, even small text, and the touch screen was responsive.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

The 7-inch IPS screen delivers great viewing angles and colors looked decently vibrant and saturated.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
The Venue 7 features a 1,280x800-pixel resolution screen, which isn't particularly high or impressive compared with what's out there, but HD video still looked clear and sharp.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
The grippy texture helps secure the device in your hands, and the Venue 7's bezels satisfactorily provide enough space on the side to let your thumbs rest without creeping onto the touch screen.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Apps

Unfortunately, when listening to it at loud volumes, audio sounded tinny; crashing cymbals sounded harshly unpleasant, and bass-heavy music suffered from distortion.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
When it came to simple activities like checking e-mail and surfing the Web, the Venue 7 consistently performed swiftly and smooth; I rarely had an issue with crashing apps, sluggish behavior, or buggy functionality.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Operating System

There are many competitively priced 7-inch tablets available, and even though the Dell Venue 7 offers smooth performance and a pure Android 4.2.2 OS, an upgrade to a faster, sharper, and sleeker tablet isn't too far away.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
The Google Nexus 7 (2013) is a superior small tablet that also starts at $229 and offers a pure Android experience - KitKat, the newest version- but it boasts a more compact build, zippier performance, and sharper screen.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Camera

Both cameras produced unflatteringly dark, grainy, and fuzzy photos.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
The Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 are similar devices in 7- and 8-inch models that only differ in camera specs, so their reviews might look familiar.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Operating system

Amazon offers a comparable, inexpensive 7-inch tablet in the Kindle Fire HD (2013), starting at $139 ($169 for 16GB), but it runs its own Mojito OS, suffers from sluggish performance, and doesn't include the Google Play store.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 7"
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800
PPI 215 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes

processor

Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope No
Has a light sensor Yes

storage

Internal storage 16 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB
Supported card formats microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 0.3 MP
Rear camera 3 MP

ports

USB support Micro USB
Hdmi support None
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 234 g
Size 118 x 193 x 9.6 mm
Thickness 9.6 mm
Battery life 10 hour
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